Earth-like planets with moons? Not so rare.

A team of researchers explored the possibility of giant impacts on Earth-like planets resulting in a Moon-like satellite: according to their simulations, the phenomenon may be much more common than previously thought.
In the most popular scenario, our Moon formed after Earth and another planet collided: over time, the debris produced …

Alien life on Kepler’s worlds: Let the hunt begin

Among the exoplanet candidates found by Kepler, many could be similar to our Earth. Astronomers have now started listening for signs of alien life on 86  of these possible Earth-like planets.
The Green Bank telescope, located in West Virginia, is the wold’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, and the world’s largest land-based …

Why we need SETI

There’s already been a lot of articles about that news, so you have probably already heard that at the time being, SETI is not listening to the skies anymore, due to a lack of funds.
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a group of 42 radio telescopes, has been placed into hibernation. …

Two billion alien earths in our Galaxy

Recently, after the first results from NASA’s Kepler mission, scientists estimated there could be about 500 miilion Earth-like planets in our Galaxy. According to the new estimate, 1 out of 37 Sun-like stars could harbor an Earth-like world.
Considering the number of Sun-like stars in the Milky Way, billions of Earth-like planets …

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